Jon has worked within the African aviation industry for 8 years. In 2015, Jon created AviaDev, a content platform and annual route planning conference for Africa. It is now established as the largest event of its kind on the continent having been held in Kigali 2016 and 2017 and then Cape Town in 2018 and 2019.
Additionally, Jon established AviaDev Insight Africa, the only podcast dedicated to African aviation in 2018 and this boasts an audience in over 160 countries globally and over 35,000 listeners.
Jon became a key person of influence within the market by delivering content and insight using digital means during the Coronavirus pandemic. This includes delivering 30 podcasts, over 20 webinars and Africa’s first virtual event for Aviation, Tourism and Hospitality, Africa Tomorrow.
AviaDev Consult powered by MIDAS aviation was created in 2019 to offer high quality and affordable consultancy to the African aviation industry.
Jon is passionate about empowering the next generation of aviators, creating Aviators Africa Academy in 2018, which has delivered outreach events across the continent. He was also appointed a Global Ambassador for Gorilla Conservation for his fundraising efforts which include climbing the three largest mountains in the UK in a single weekend wearing a gorilla suit.